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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro City Essentials Including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf
"Begin your day with convenient pickup service at either your hotel the airport or cruise terminal. Board a private vehicle with your English-speaking driver/guide. Head to the Corcovado train station. Leave your driver/guide and take the train up the mountain. Visit Christ the Redeemer Statue. Return to the designated m along a scenic drive through Tijuca Park. See the world's largest urban forest. Visit the Chinese View and the Emperor's Table observation points. Head north of the city to Maracana one of the world's most famous football stadiums. Take a 40-minute tour of the stadium (own expense). Enjoy some Brazilian cuisine at a local restaurant (own expense) before heading to the Selaron Stairs. Admire this staircase decorated with colo an old aqueduct and interesting architectural landmark. Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Drive through Flamengo Park to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Take the cable car up the mountain on your own. See the majestic landscape and view the sunset from at a wealthy neighborhood dating back to the 1920s. Relax during a short drive through this area.Return to hotel at the end of the tour."""
From $169.00
One Day In Rio de Janeiro: City Sightseeing Tour
"This tour begins with a visit to the Corcovado Mountain. The statue is 710 meters tall and from that point you'll get a privileged view of the city. The ride to the base of the statue of Christ the Redeemer is a short drive of about 20 minutes through th you are greeted by the main monument of Brazil and a World Heritage site which introduces you to the city of Rio. After this visit the tour heads towards the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro then the Sambódromo and the city tour ends with a visit to Journalist Mario Filho Stadium popularly known as Maracanã for an outside visit. You'll then head to a steakhouse for lunch and then visit the Sugar Loaf. Located at the Urca neighborhood
From $134.00
Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro
"After early morning hotel pickup you'll enjoy a tour of Christ the Redeemer without many of the crowds. On the way you will enjoy views of Copacabana beach Botafogo beach and Palácio Guanabara. Before heading up you'll reach Tijuca Forest stopping at Paineiras to board the vehicles up to Corcovado. The visit to the monument lasts approximately 45 minutes. In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado you will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362m)
From $150.00

Hang Gliding in Rio Tips (7)

Great adventure in Rio!!! hangliding !!!

One of the bests adventures in RIO DE JANEIRO Brasil is the TANDEM FLIGHT , a flight over the biggest urban forest in the world and landing in the beach. Adrenaline and beautifull........i was the very best experience i ever had outside.....see pictures in ....

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Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro is a very special experience. You will have the unique sensation of flying like a bird, with a light breeze of tropical air in your face and surrounded by the beautiful mountains and beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

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Sep 14, 2007

Hang-gliding in Rio

Try it, you're in Rio!

I did it from Pedra Bonita but I am sure there are other options too. Nevertheless, view was awesome and pictures help you remember it the rest of your life, just in case you would otherwise forget :)

There are lots of web pages where you find tandem pilots, or find one from the beaches. I did it with Hilton Fly Rio.

Mar 28, 2007

Hang-Gliding Above Rio

The views of Rio from the Christ and Sugarloaf are spectacular, but they are even better from a hang-glider. I went hang-gliding with a guy nicknamed "Mosquito" - he was quite the character. I was with 2 Australian girls who negotiated us a three-person discount. After agreeing to the deal, Moquito commented that, "My dad warned me about beautiful girls like you. First they take your heart, and then they take your money." He then proceeded to tell us that he would show us that he was as good a hang-gliding pilot as the girls were negotiators and instructed, "Today, you will learn why the bird sings." Being a gentlemen, I allowed the girls to go first, which worked out great. By the time my turn came, the clouds had burned off and the wind had picked up, allowing for better views and more air time. The Christ, Sugarloaf, and all the beaches were easily seen, and I was in the air for nearly twenty minutes. I even took a phone call, helping Mosquito persuade a potential customer to try hang-gliding, and piloted the glider for some time. Mosquito pointed out other operators who were rushing to get thier clients to the bottom while we floated along effortlessly side-by-side with the vultures and frigatebirds. Mosquito ended as he started, with another classic quote, telling us, "I didn't teach you how to walk, but today I taught you how to fly." It was a great experience and one I highly recommend.

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Jul 19, 2006

Hang Gliding over Rio

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you have to do. Flying through the air and looking down at Rio is something I will always remember. If you are interested the cost is $80 US (plus 15$ for pics.....but you have to get them). Ask for the pilot Mosquito, he has been flying for 25 years and has over 1000 leaps of experience in Rio alone. These are the same people who were involved in organizing the jump when the Amazing Race was in Rio (TV show).

Look at the jumping travelogue for some pictures from my memorable flight over Rio!

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Mar 20, 2004
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Rua FRANCISCO SA 96 Casa 03, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22080-010, Brazil
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Rua Sao Clemente, 23, 1st. floor, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22260-001, Braz
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Rua Correia Dutra 19, 22.210-050
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Avenida Henrique Valadares, 150 - Centro, 20231-031
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Rua Bento Lisboa, 155, Largo do Machado
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Rua Barata Ribeiro 222, Copacabana , 22040-002
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Asa Delta - Pedra Bonita - Hang Gliding

E uma das coisas mais incriveis se pode fazer no Rio, um voo duplo de Asa Delta partindo da Pedra Bonita. Custa em torno de R$ 200,00

One of the most amazaing activities you can do in Rio, a double paraglading or hangglading flight, it costs about U$ 70

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Mar 06, 2004

Hang-Gliding above Rio

This is really worth the 80-100 US$. You get a wonderful view over Barra de Tjijuca. The whole thing lasts for about 10 to 15 min, depending on wind conditions. The picture was taken with my own camera, which I was holding in my hands. Also, there is a camera mounted to the glider with which you can take pictures of yourself. It costs 20 US$ extra, but you won't regret it. For booking, ask in your hotel. Usually they pick you up and drive you there and back to the hotel. This activity is not offered everyday, depending on wind conditions. After the flight, you may have to wait for the others in the group, before they get you home. Use the time to take pictures of people landing.
BTW, the landing is really soft, I did not even use shoes.

Apr 14, 2003

Hang gliding

one word to hang gliding: SPECTACULAR!!!
if you want to do, do in Rio de Janeiro!!! The landscape is so pretty!

My pics about hang-glider were taken on november 2003

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Aug 03, 2007

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